The 10 Best whisky brands in Kenya
Every distillery in the continent strives to produce the finest whisky in its capacity. They work hard to remain relevant in the ever-growing whisky industry. Every distillery works with a team of master blenders and craftsmen whose skills are put into use to produce a whisky that will please every palate. With that in mind, you can tell that the list of whisky brands in the world is endless. However, there are those better than others, in quality and taste. Through considerable research from customer reviews, connoisseurs’ notes, and our experienced team, we have prepared a list of the 10 best whisky brands in Kenya that you should try out. Each whisky in this list represents the Brand’s finest as rated and reviewed by whisky fans across the globe.
- Glenfiddich 15 years
- Singleton 12 year Dufftown
- Jack Daniel's Old No. 7
- Johnnie Walker Black Label
- Balvenie Doublewood 12 Years
- Maker's Mark
- Hibiki Suntory whisky
- Glenlivet founder's reserve
- Wild turkey
- Laphroaig quartet cask
Glenfiddich 15 years
Glenfiddich 15 years is a very popular whisky in Kenya in the category of single malt scotch of the Glenfiddich brand. It is made using a unique technique amongst Scotch whisky distillers which is pioneered by Glenfiddich Malt Master. The popular 15 years old is matured in three types of oak cask; sherry, bourbon, and new oak. It is then married in a unique Solera vat, which is constantly topped up to keep it at least half full to ensure the quality is maintained. The Solera system is the culmination of curious minds and an innovative spirit. This system is the secret behind Glenfiddich making the first 15-year-old expression to enter the top 10 best-selling single malts whisky.
Glenfiddich 15 years has balanced flavors and silky smoothness, and an intriguingly complex aroma and lingering sweet finish. Find more Glenfiddich brand variants and order your favorite.
Singleton 12 year Dufftown
Singleton 12 years is a straightforward, smooth, nutty single malt whisky from Speyside. The Singleton of Dufftown 12 years was released to replace the defunct Singleton of Auchroisk. It has a high attraction of new drinkers in the category of malty whiskeys due to its flavor profile of smooth, rich, and accessible flavors. This Whisky is largely aged in European oak casks and undergoes longer fermentation and slower distillation to impart exceptional smoothness and ensure depth of flavor. Check out more of the Singleton Brand expressions.
Jack Daniel's Old No. 7
Jack Daniel's whisky has become synonymous with Tennessee bourbon whiskey in the world. Jack Daniel's Old No. 7, also known as Jack Daniel's Black Label, is the signature of Jack Daniel’s whisky brand that defines Tennessee whiskey. It is one of the best-selling whiskey brands in the world and easily distinguishable from every other whiskey produced. It is made from fine corn, rye, and barley malt, mixed with iron-free water that flows from the Cave Spring on the distillery’s grounds. Old No. 7 production meets the regulatory criteria for classification as straight bourbon. However, Jack Daniel’s distiller disavows this classification, marketing is simply as Tennessee whiskey. It undergoes an additional step of filtering in a process called the "Lincoln County process." This imparts Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 distinctive sweet and smooth taste that is true to its country roots. Jack Daniels's brand consists of other Tennessee whisky expressions that you can buy at our whisky shop. Check them out and pick what intrigues you most.
Johnnie Walker Black Label
Johnnie Walker Black Label is a deluxe blended Scotch whiskey and is a true icon, recognized as the benchmark for all other deluxe blends. It is a masterful blend of top-notch whiskeys from the four corners of Scotland that come together to produce one of the most highly regarded spirits of its kind. It is aged for a minimum of 12 years to give it perfectly balancing intense flavors, unmistakable smoothness, unique complexity, deep character, and silky texture.
Black label is known for its smooth and warming smoky finish, a signature character of all Johnnie Walker whiskies brands. Serve neat or over ice so that you can enjoy its distinctive tasting notes.
The Balvenie Doublewood 12 Years
Balvenie DoubleWood 12 years is an excellent single malt whisky from Speyside Scotch. It is was launched in 1993, using a process commonly known as 'wood finishing', designed by Balvenie Malt Master David Stewart. DoubleWood 12 years is aged in two different types of oak cask that give it distinctive characters, extra complexity, and outstanding quality. It is first aged for at least 12 years in traditional American Oak barrels giving it a soft and delicate character. It is then moved to Spanish oak Oloroso sherry casks for an additional nine months to bring out the depth and rich flavor. Finally, it is moved to large oak vessels called "tuns" for 3-4 months to allow the whiskeys from individual casks to "marry" harmoniously.
Doublewood 12 Years Old is the most famous expression of the Balvenie whisky brand, and among the best Whiskeys in Kenya. It is a great Scotch whiskey for people getting their palates acquainted with Scotch single malt whisky.
Maker's Mark is unusual Whisky as it uses no rye as part of the mash. The Maker's Mark brand distills their bourbon to the lowest proof of any US whiskey distillery to retain a rich flavor. It changed the way we think of bourbon. It is never bitter or sharp, it’s full-flavored bourbon and easy to drink. To ensure quality consistency, Maker's Mark distillers rotate every barrel by hand during the aging process to even out the differences in temperature. This barrel rotation ensures that the Maker's Mark bourbon in all the barrels has the same quality and taste.
The Maker’s Mark bourbon is unique and full-flavored with lovely notes of spiced honey, caramel, toasty oak, giving way to soft fruity notes and vanilla. On the palate, it is balanced with caramel, spice, fruity essences, barley malt, and little nutty oil with butterscotch and vanilla bloom on your tongue. The finish is smooth with gentle caramel and dry oak spice. With its exceptional quality, Maker's Mark ranks high amongst the most popular whiskeys in the world. It is a fine everyday drink and a great sipper for a special occasion.
Hibiki Japanese Harmony
Hibiki means "resonance" or "echo" in Japanese. Hibiki Japanese Harmony Whisky is a popular premium blended Whisky produced in Japan by Beam Suntory. It is a harmonious blend of select finest malt and grain whiskeys that are meticulously blended to create a full orchestra of flavors and aromas. This most celebrated Whisky from Japan enjoys unrivaled blending art, fine skillful craftsmanship, and a sense of luxury from the House of Suntory. It represents a product of Japanese nature and her people, true harmony, an ideal of perfection. It is embraced as the paragon artisans of Japanese Whisky. The bottles are iconic, featuring 24 facets that represent all the subtleties found from the twenty-four seasons of the old Japanese lunar calendar and the hours in a day.
Hibiki Whisky is the most prestigious and honored blended Whisky in the world. It speaks to the soul and emotions of the discerning whisky lover, and it resonates with nature. Order this unique whisky or other Hibiki whisky brand expressions at the best price in Kenya that would not break your bank.
Glenlivet founder's reserve
If you are in search of good quality and enjoyable single malt, look no more. The Glenlivet Founder's Reserve benchmark expressions in the Glenlivet whisky brand. The Founder's Reserve is a smooth and fruity single malt whisky brand. It was crafted to honor the pioneering founder George Smith.
Founder's Reserve's creamy and fruity character is bolstered by the use of first-fill American oak cask to mature it and retain a balance with the zesty flavors. To give the Founder's Reserve a modern twist flavor expression, the Glenlivet master distiller marries together a selection of the aged oak casks and American first-fill oak casks to harmoniously mingle these delicate whisky flavors and complex fruity tones. It is easy to drink well-balanced, exceptionally smooth with a soft texture on the palate along with fruity notes and a creamy toffee finish
Wild Turkey is super-premium American Straight bourbon whisky, made in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky by legendary Master Distiller Jimmy Russell. It is one of the biggest names in bourbon whisky and a very popular and best-selling whisky brand in Kenya. For centuries, Wild Turkey has maintained a distinctive distillation and aging process that gives it a smooth taste and a lingering flavor. It is Crafted with conviction and aged for longer to deliver a characterful, bourbon and to give it that Wild Turkey signature kick. The bourbon has a high-rye mash bill and is aged for at least six years in heavily charred American oak barrels. It is only slightly diluted and distilled at a low proof giving Wild Turkey bourbon fuller and more robust bourbon flavor, and the authentic bourbon taste similar to what one would get straight out of the barrel. If you are a bourbon lover, order Wild Turkey online at Drinks Zone and get a glimpse of what quality feels like.
Laphroaig quarter cask
Laphroaig Quarter Cask is a premium Scotch Single Malt Whisky that marks the return of 19th Century traditional 'quarter cask' whiskey-making practice. Quarter Cask is a small type of cask that was used to transport Whisky on horseback in the 19th Century. Laphroaig is first matured in first-fill American ex-bourbon barrels before being transferred into the 'quarter cask’. Quarter cask is small and has more wood contact, which speeds up the maturation process and gives the whisky a deep, woodier, more complex flavor and aroma than normal Scotch whisky of about six years old. Laphroaig tastes like a whisky that has been matured for like 12 years or more while it has just been aged for around six years. Laphroaig Quarter Cask has no age statement; however, it is believed to take around six years maturation, of which seven months is in the quarter cask. Only barrier filtering is employed other than chill filtering. The double maturation in two American oak casks gives Laphroaig Quarter Cask an irresistible flavor.
These ten amazing drams are not exhaustive of the best whisky brands in Kenya. We have equally good whisky types that you cannot resist their charming taste, from rare and popular brands like Irish Jameson whisky, Chivas Regal, Famous Grouse, Macallan, among others. Request a whisky delivery in Nairobi and beyond by ordering your favorite bottle online at our shop. We have the largest collection of top-quality whisky. Pick yours and let’s bring it to you.